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VA Long Beach Healthcare System

 

Psychology Training

Neuropsychology Clerkship Program

The Neuropsychology Clerkship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System accepts applications from psychology doctoral students from the following programs: Fuller School of Psychology, Loma Linda University, Pepperdine University, Rosemead School of Psychology/Biola University, and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). We will offer 4-6 neuropsychology clerkship positions for the 2019-2020 training year.

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VA Long Beach Psychology Clerkship Program

Pre-Internship Program

The pre-internship program at VA Long Beach Healthcare System accepts applications from psychology doctoral students from the following programs:  University of Southern California (USC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Pepperdine University, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, and the Rosemead School of Psychology/Biola University.  We will offer 8-10 pre-internship positions for the 2019-2020 training year.

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VA Long Beach Psychology Pre-Internship Program

Internship Program

The doctoral internship at VA Long Beach Healthcare System is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), with our next site visit in 2019.   We currently offer eight fully-funded internship positions.  One of these positions is designated for a Neuropsychology Track (general internship with special emphasis in neuropsychology) and the remaining seven positions are in the General Track, which follows our traditional model of broad-based training in multiple treatment settings.

According to VA policy, internship funding can be provided only to students who are U.S. citizens and are in good standing at an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined psychology or at a Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) accredited program in Clinical Science. Applicants with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for re-specialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. In addition, we require that a prospective intern's university advisor or director of training verify that he or she approves and recommends that the student receive an internship at this facility as specified on the APPIC "Academic Program's Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness" form. Only 52-week full-time internships are available. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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VA Long Beach Psychology Internship Program

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VA Long Beach Psychology Internship Program, Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at VA Long Beach Healthcare System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. We received accreditation in November 2012 and our next accreditation site visit will be held in 2019. Prior to the start of fellowship, a candidate must have obtained a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from a graduate program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The applicant may have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and have successfully completed a re-specialization program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology that is APA or CPA accredited. The applicant is expected to have completed an internship program accredited by APA or CPA or have completed a VA-sponsored internship. Our Psychology Fellowship Program will offer training in seven Special Emphasis areas for the 2019-2020 year:

1) Advanced Mental Health Interprofessional Education Program (two positions)
2) Liver Disease and Human Immunodeficiency (HIV)
3) Neuropsychology (two-year position) Note: Now ACCEPTING applications for the 2019-2020 training year!
4) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
5) Rehabilitation Psychology (two-year position)
6) Women’s Mental Health (WMH) and Trauma

Please Note: We are no longer offering the Psychosocial Recovery for Severe Mental Health Conditions Special Emphasis position for the 2019-2020 training year.

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VA Long Beach Psychology Fellowship Program

Download:
VA Long Beach Psychology Fellowship Program, Postdoctoral Fellowship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Contact

Christine Kim, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology Clerkship Coordinator
562-826-5604
Christine.Kim@va.gov

Deirdre Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Pre-Internship Coordinator
562-826-5604
deirdre.lopez2@va.gov

Gretchen Sholty, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Training
562-826-5604
gretchen.sholty@va.gov

Andrea Scott, PhD, BCB
Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
562-826-5604
andrea.scott@va.gov

PROGRAM INFO

APPIC Match Numbers

General Track:
112911
Neuropsychology Track:
112912

Applications Due

Neuro Clerkship:
Varies by doctoral program

Pre-Internship:
Varies by doctoral program

Internship:
November 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
December 21, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

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VA Psychology Training

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ACCREDITATION

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-5979
E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org  
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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